Divisional managing director moves up to takes the reins at Rotork as new CEO

January 12, 2022
Divisional managing director moves up to takes the reins at Rotork as new CEO

Bath advanced engineering firm Rotork has ended its six month search for a new CEO by making an internal appointment.   Kiet Huynh, pictured, currently managing director of the group’s water & power and chemical, process & industrial (CPI) divisions, has taken on the role with immediate effect. He also joins the Rotork board.  Kiet, 42,...

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New head of office for Savills in Bath as it continues to expand its presence in the city

January 11, 2022
New head of office for Savills in Bath as it continues to expand its presence in the city

Property agency Savills has appointed senior residential sales director Alistair Heather as head of its Bath office.    Alistair, pictured, has worked as an agent in London and Bath for nearly two decades.  Savills said his arrival, from Strutt & Parker’s Bath office where he was head of sales, further bolstered its senior team...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 10, 2022
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Monday January 10 Nothing listed Tuesday January 11 Nothing listed Wednesday January 12 Interim: Gateley Holdings Trading announcements: Sainsbury (J), Nichols Thursday January 13 Trading announcements: Hilton Foods, Tesco, Halfords Friday January 14 Trading announcement: Bellway

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Hotel industry veteran retires from role as Lucknam Park chairman after 25 years

January 7, 2022
Hotel industry veteran retires from role as Lucknam Park chairman after 25 years

The chairman of the five-star Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa has stepped down after 25 years of service.   Harry Murray MBE, pictured, who is also president of The Hospitality Professionals Association (HOSPA), spent his last day in the role on New Years’s Eve.  He was appointed managing director of the luxury 42-bedroom hotel...

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Supply chain disruption hitting firms, survey shows, but confidence for 2022 is high

January 7, 2022
Supply chain disruption hitting firms, survey shows, but confidence for 2022 is high

More than three-quarters of manufacturing firms across the West of England have been affected by delays or other disruption when importing supplies or goods, according to the latest economic survey by the regions largest business group. Two-thirds of all importers have also been affected, triggering a fear among many firms that their prospects will...

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Fourth acquisition in the frame for Inspecs as it eyes further global expansion

January 7, 2022
Fourth acquisition in the frame for Inspecs as it eyes further global expansion

Bath-based glasses designer and manufacturer Inspecs Group has hit the acquisition trail for the second time in a month with the takeover of a Swedish eyewear firm.   The £6.2m deal to buy Stockholm-based Ego Eyewear comes four weeks after Inspecs snapped up German spectacle frame distributor BoDe Design Vertriebs for €1.76m (£1.51m).  The...

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